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Hurricane Patricia: A call to prayer, updated

Update, October 24th: Praise God! Hurricane Patricia in Mexico has been significantly less catastrophic than predicted so far and is now only categorized as a tropical storm. Its path isn’t projected to pass over any Compassion centres (see map). Omar Villagran, Country Director for Compassion Mexico, said “according to the path of the hurricane, it is […]

date: October 23, 2015
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Earthquake in Nepal: How you can support relief efforts

Just before noon on Saturday, a huge earthquake struck Nepal – magnitude 7.8. More than 5,000 people have been killed and the BBC reports the death toll could reach at least 10,000.

date: April 28, 2015
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The earthquake in Haiti: Snapshots of one boy’s story

Erickson is a 15-year-old boy from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Before the earthquake, his dad didn’t have a job, so his mom, Kerline, supported him and his siblings by selling second-hand clothes. Erickson and his sisters practice math on the side of their home before the earthquake. Life was hard enough. Then the earthquake hit. Erickson and […]

date: January 16, 2015
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Five years later

Compassion’s continuing relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are providing lasting help for children and their families.  I’ll never forget that Tuesday, even though I was thousands of miles away. I had traveled to Haiti the year before and was enchanted. I loved the round, rolling words of Haitian Creole and the buttery […]

date: January 15, 2015
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Rebuilding Haiti with small businesses

In the devastating earthquake in Haiti five years ago, people lost not only their homes but also their means to earn an income. With nothing left, many were unable to provide daily food for their families. Using $1 million of donations to our Haiti Disaster Relief Fund, Compassion worked with local churches to provide small […]

date: January 14, 2015
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Haiti five years later: Thoughts from our president

Five years ago, Compassion Canada’s President and CEO, Barry Slauenwhite, had just arrived in Haiti to lead a group of Canadian pastors when the earthquake struck. He witnessed the devastation firsthand, but on several follow-up trips to Haiti, Slauenwhite has also seen the progress that has been made. Here are some of his thoughts on […]

date: January 12, 2015
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Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

Thirteen months ago, the Philippines was devastated when one of the strongest tropical storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall on November 8th, 2013. Late Saturday, December 6th, 2014, another massive storm—Typhoon Hagupit—made landfall. Thousands of people have fled their homes in anticipation of the typhoon, which measured around 600 km across, with gusts peaking at 195km/hour. […]

date: December 6, 2014
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The Lows and Highs of Surviving Typhoon Haiyan

After the devastating winds of Typhoon Haiyan finally calmed, 8-year-old John Dave and his mother, Melo, decided to go back home to see what happened to their shanty. “I didn’t keep my hopes up,” Melo said. “I could see that all the trees were torn down and halved as we slowly walked home.” Their home […]

date: December 20, 2013
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Responding to Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest cyclone that has hit the Philippines. In fact, it is considered the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history. Haiyan hit on November 8 and seven days after, the unofficial casualty count is feared to be more than 10,000 people. Arriving at an exact number is difficult due to power […]

date: November 19, 2013
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A home destroyed and a little boy’s hope

There’s only one thing left untouched in Christian’s home: A single wooden beam stands with a nail in it. Christian’s school medals hang proudly from the nail, just as he left them. While his medals somehow defied Typhoon Haiyan’s rage on November 8th, the rest of this 9-year-old’s home was blown to pieces. His wooden […]

date: November 15, 2013
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